Air guitar: essays on art & democracy
"Air Guitar" is Dave Hickey's "memoir without tears"--a journey through the vernacular cultural landscape of the United States in the second half of the twentieth century. Looking back from the vantage-point of his adopted hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada, Hickey speculates on everything from jazz and rock-and-roll to basketball and professional wrestling--from magic and psychedelia to gambling and the culture of "little stories"--from automotive design to series television to Saturday-morning cartoons. The emphasis in these twenty-three essays is on the way "the arts" function in the drift of everyday life, outside the venues of official culture, and on singular "lives in the arts, " lived outside those venues, with meditations on the careers of Liberace, Hank Williams, Chet Baker, Andy Warhol, Johnny Mercer, Norman Rockwell, magicians Siegfield & Roy, and wrestler Lady Godiva. Underlying Hickey's writing is an abiding belief that cultural life in a democracy can, and occasionally does function in a democratic manner, sustained by the whims of affection and the commerce of opinion.
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I began reading this last year per my friend David's suggestion, and got through a few essays but was bogged in other things, yet over the course of the year, I'd think of it: I'd encounter art or ... Read full review
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Dave Hickey: Air Guitar
Air Guitar (Essays on Art and Democracy). by Dave Hickey. Los Angeles, Art Issues Press 1997. 216 pages, paper $17.95. ...
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... American art critic; author of Air Guitar: Essays on Art & Democracy (1998); Earl Hickey fictional character in the NBC show My Name Is Earl. ...
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Robert Christgau: Dave Hickey's "Air Guitar"
AIR GUITAR Essays on Art & Democracy By Dave Hickey Art issues Press. It is a humbling thing to come upon writing by a contemporary you distantly respect ...
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macarthur “Genius” award-winner Dave Hickey is the author of Air Guitar: Essays on Art & Democracy. Hickey has served as owner-director of A Clean ...
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